Recent reports indicate that music by The Red Hot Chili Peppers is used to torture prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Thats pretty heavy stuff but I have to agree. Music is great torture. There are songs that can dash me into fury just by their opening notes. Seriously, if you play “Insane in The Membrane” or anything by Cypress Hill I will rip your lungs out and leave you for dead. Music is so incredibly powerful that if you use the right tunes you can turn a person quite easily.
To torture me throw on some Bob Seger, 311, or perhaps Paramore. Id confess to just about anything to get you to shut it off. If I were a member of a band whos music was being used for torture, Id be offended. Everyone wants to be loved. So is the case with Chad Smith, the drummer for The Red Hot Chili Peppers
He tells TMZ.com, “I’ve heard that they use more… like, hard rock, metal… (but not Red Hot Chili Peppers songs). “Our music’s positive man, it’s supposed to make people feel good and that’s… it’s very upsetting to me, I don’t like that at all. It’s bulls—. “Maybe some people think our music’s annoying, I don’t care, but you know… (they) shouldn’t do that. They shouldn’t be doing any of that s— (torture).”
Metallica is another band who has been torturing those held at Gitmo- makes sense. What can you do when your government thinks your music is torturous? Not much but complain. There really is no way to make them stop but it does prove that music can be used in ways you’d never anticipate. Using the teenagers theory of driving parents mad with their rocknroll, the Federal government can do the same.